The Black Watch Castle and Museum are hosting their first Book Festival, ‘Words of War’. This 2 day event will broaden the successful lecture series focusing on books, both fact and fiction, of wartime stories and military providing a unique opportunity to meet and listen to a talented collection of authors from across the country.

Words of War Book Festival

21st SEPTEMBER - 22nd SEPTEMBER 2019

10.30AM - 18.30PM

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

The Black Watch Castle and Museum

Balhousie Castle, Hay Street
Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH1 5HR, Scotland
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The Black Watch Castle and Museum are hosting their first Book Festival, ‘Words of War’. This 2 day event will broaden the successful lecture series focusing on books, both fact and fiction, of wartime stories and military providing a unique opportunity to meet and listen to a talented collection of authors from across the country.

The event will play host to an array of relevant authors and talkers, with a weekend full of talks, lectures, workshops, signings, a pop up book shop provided by Waterstone's Perth, and even a Children's event to keep the younger audience entertained. 

Amongst the many authors and facilitators at the event, there are some local experts:

If you are interested in lectures and books related to Perthshire then look out for:

  • Battleground Perthshire
  • Battle of Killiecrankie 1689
  • The Jacobite's of Perth

The Black Watch Castle and Museum have been working closely with Tippermuir Books, a Perth based non-profit organisation, to create the festival. Follow this link to  read our interview with Tippermuir books

Use the links below to view in depth information about the specific events, individual times and set prices of each event happening during the 'War of Words' festival at The Black Watch Castle and Museum.

Saturday 21st September | Sunday 22nd September

Tickets can be bought by calling 01738 638152 or directly from the Black Watch Castle Museum.


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